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Barn owl chicks put spotlight on wise moves


Prolific birdlife is a sign that the soil, biodiversity and general environment is in good heart. Newborn barn owl chicks in a nest on one of the GFC farms last year was not only a very special sight but true validation of the work that has gone into restoring the farm’s natural assets.

 

Three of our GFC farms, Tim’s, Michael’s and Jake’s, have been approached to run bird ringing projects to gather the data beyond the anecdotal, and the results say it all. By attaching and monitoring with small metal number rings, these projects are gathering information on the productivity, survival and movement of birds and we are really proud that the project leaders cannot believe the numbers.

 

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